HEROES OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre
10 am, Fri. March 10, 2017
Best for Grades 3rd through Adult
Length of Performance: 45 Minutes
From the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to schools across America, this is Bright Star Theatre’s most requested show in its 11th year! Join Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry “Box” Brown, John Parker and more in an empowering look at the figures behind America’s
Underground Railroad. This engaging production has routinely been called the best assembly we’ve ever had” by educators across America.
The Show is an inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable Abolitionists and slaves from America’s Underground Railroad. The show provides a fundamental historical context of the time period while recreating the lives and work of several prominent and nearly forgotten heroes. The play sheds light on
everything from secret messages along the routes to music from the period. It seeks to inspire young audiences with the stories of everyday
Americans who stood up for their beliefs and worked to make our world a better place.